- Born: 30 Sep 1924, Ringgold, Pittsylvania Co., VA
- Marriage: Gold Alden Adkins
- Died: 7 Jan 2013, Danville City, (Pittsylvania Co.), Virginia at age 88
- Buried: Highland Burial Park, Danville, VA
Mrs. Dorothy Marks Adkins, age 88, formerly of 105 Dovie Court, Danville, VA, died on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Danville Regional Medical Center. She was a godly woman who loved her family. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She was born on September 30, 1924, in Ringgold, VA, to the late George Marks and Pauline Otts Marks Pruitt. She was married to the late Gold Alden Adkins, Sr.
Mrs. Adkins worked at Dan River Mills, Inc. in the Industrial Engineering Accounting Dept. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church and she attended Westover Baptist Church.
Mrs. Adkins spent her entire life in the Danville area and had been a resident of the Roman Eagle Memorial Home for the past 14 months.
She is survived by her daughter: Pat A. Adkins and her husband Steve; son: Gold Alden Adkins, Jr. and his wife Linda, all of Danville, VA; step-daughter: Sandra Lee Henry, of Danville, VA; grandchildren: Larry Steven Adkins II and his wife Vanessa, of Raleigh, NC, Arey Deaton Adkins, of Lynchburg, VA, and Gold Alden Adkins III, of Williamsburg, VA; step-grandchildren: Catherine Hobbs, of Ft. Worth, TX, and David Henry, of Newport News, VA; great-grandchildren: Parker Cole Adkins and Brennan Cruz Adkins, both of Raleigh, NC; and three other great-grandchildren of Ft. Worth, TX; and brother: James Howard Pruitt, of Danville, VA.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Adkins was preceded in death by her brothers: Henry Pruitt, Raymond Pruitt, and Jimmy Pruitt; and sisters: Naomi Warrick Curd, and Betty Brooks.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Swicegood Funeral Home with Dr. Doug Barber and Rev. Bob Vermillion officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park in Danville, VA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Adkins family.
Dorothy married Gold Alden Adkins, son of George Abel Adkins and Dollie Pearl Powell. (Gold Alden Adkins was born on 22 Dec 1921 in Callands, Pittsylvania Co., VA, died on 5 Aug 2009 in Danville City, (Pittsylvania Co.), Virginia and was buried in Highland Burial Park, Danville, VA..)